49.857(1)(d)12. 12. A license or certificate of registration issued under ss. 138.09, 138.12, 138.14, 217.06, 218.0101 to 218.0163, 218.02, 218.04, 218.05, 224.72, 224.725, 224.93 or subch. IV of ch. 551.
49.857(1)(d)13. 13. A permit issued under s. 170.12.
49.857(1)(d)14. 14. A certification under s. 165.85.
49.857(1)(d)14m. 14m. A registration issued under ss. 202.12 to 202.14 or 202.22.
49.857(1)(d)15. 15. A license, permit or registration issued under ss. 218.0101 to 218.0163, 218.11, 218.12, 218.22, 218.32, 218.41, 218.51, 341.51, 343.305 (6), 343.61 or 343.62.
49.857(1)(d)16. 16. A license, registration or certification specified in s. 299.08 (1) (a).
49.857(1)(d)17. 17. A license issued under ch. 343 or, with respect to restriction, limitation or suspension, an individual's operating privilege, as defined in s. 340.01 (40).
49.857(1)(d)18. 18. A credential.
49.857(1)(d)19. 19. A license issued under s. 563.24 or ch. 562.
49.857(1)(d)20. 20. A license issued under s. 628.04, 628.92 (1), 632.69 (2), or 633.14 or a temporary license issued under s. 628.09.
49.857(1)(d)21. 21. A license to practice law.
49.857(1)(e) (e) "Licensing agency" means a board, office or commissioner, department or division within a department that grants or issues a license, but does not include a credentialing board.
49.857(1)(em) (em) "Licensing authority" means the supreme court or the Lac du Flambeau band of the Lake Superior Chippewa.
49.857(1)(f) (f) "Subpoena or warrant" means a subpoena or warrant issued by the department or a child support agency and relating to paternity or support proceedings.
49.857(1)(g) (g) "Support" means child or family support, maintenance, birth expenses, medical expenses or other expenses related to the support of a child or former spouse.
49.857(2) (2)
49.857(2)(a)(a) The department shall establish a system, in accordance with federal law, under which a licensing authority is requested, and a licensing agency or credentialing board is required, to restrict, limit, suspend, withhold, deny, refuse to grant or issue, or refuse to renew or revalidate a license in a timely manner upon certification by and in cooperation with the department, if the individual holding or applying for the license is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of support or fails to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant.
49.857(2)(b) (b) Under the system, the department shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with a licensing authority, if the licensing authority agrees, and with a licensing agency. A memorandum of understanding under this paragraph shall address at least all of the following:
49.857(2)(b)1. 1. The circumstances under which the licensing authority or the licensing agency must restrict, limit, suspend, withhold, deny, refuse to grant or issue or refuse to renew or revalidate a license and guidelines for determining the appropriate action to take. The memorandum of understanding with the department of safety and professional services shall include the circumstances under which the department of safety and professional services shall direct a credentialing board to restrict, limit, suspend, withhold, deny or refuse to grant a credential and guidelines for determining the appropriate action to take. The guidelines under this subdivision for determining the appropriate action to take shall require the consideration of whether the action is likely to have an adverse effect on public health, safety or welfare or on the environment, and of whether the action is likely to adversely affect individuals other than the individual holding or applying for the license, such as employees of that individual.
49.857(2)(b)2. 2. Procedures that the department shall use for doing all of the following:
49.857(2)(b)2.a. a. Certifying to the licensing authority or licensing agency a delinquency in support or a failure to comply with a subpoena or warrant. The memorandum of understanding with the department of safety and professional services shall include procedures for the department of safety and professional services to notify a credentialing board that a certification of delinquency in support or failure to comply with a subpoena or warrant has been made by the department of children and families with respect to an individual who holds or applied for a credential granted by the credentialing board.
49.857(2)(b)2.b. b. Notifying an individual who is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of support under sub. (3) (a).
49.857(2)(b)2.bg. bg. Notifying an individual who is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of support and who fails to request a hearing under sub. (3) (am).
49.857(2)(b)2.br. br. Notifying an individual who fails to comply with a subpoena or warrant under sub. (3) (b).
49.857(2)(b)2.c. c. Notifying the licensing authority or licensing agency that an individual has paid delinquent support or made satisfactory alternative payment arrangements or satisfied the requirements under a subpoena or warrant. The memorandum of understanding with the department of safety and professional services shall include procedures for the department of safety and professional services to notify a credentialing board that an individual who holds or applied for a credential granted by the credentialing board has paid delinquent support or made satisfactory alternative payment arrangements or satisfied the requirements under a subpoena or warrant.
49.857(2)(b)3. 3. Procedures that the licensing authority or licensing agency shall use for doing all of the following:
49.857(2)(b)3.a. a. Restricting, limiting, suspending, withholding, denying, refusing to grant or issue or refusing to renew or revalidate a license. The memorandum of understanding with the department of safety and professional services shall include procedures for the department of safety and professional services to direct a credentialing board to restrict, limit, suspend, withhold, deny or refuse to grant a credential.
49.857(2)(b)3.b. b. Notifying an individual of action taken under sub. (3) (c) 2.
49.857(2)(b)3.c. c. Issuing or reinstating a license if the department of children and families notifies the licensing authority or licensing agency that an individual who was delinquent in making court-ordered payments of support has paid the delinquent support or made satisfactory alternative payment arrangements or that an individual who failed to comply with a subpoena or warrant has satisfied the requirements under the subpoena or warrant. The memorandum of understanding with the department of safety and professional services shall include procedures for the department of safety and professional services to direct a credentialing board to grant or reinstate a credential if the department of children and families notifies the department of safety and professional services that an individual who holds or applied for a credential granted by the credentialing board has paid the delinquent support or made satisfactory alternative payment arrangements or that an individual who failed to comply with a subpoena or warrant has satisfied the requirements under the subpoena or warrant.
49.857(2)(b)3.d. d. Issuing or reinstating a license after the maximum time has elapsed if an individual who was delinquent in making court-ordered payments of support does not pay the delinquent support or make satisfactory alternative payment arrangements and if an individual who failed to comply with a subpoena or warrant fails to satisfy the requirements under the subpoena or warrant.
49.857(2)(b)4. 4. Procedures for the use under the system of social security numbers obtained from license applications.
49.857(2)(b)5. 5. Procedures for safeguarding the confidentiality of information about an individual, including social security numbers obtained by the department, the licensing authority, the licensing agency, or a credentialing board.
49.857(2)(c)1.1. The system shall provide for adequate notice to an individual who is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of support, an opportunity for the individual to make alternative arrangements for paying the delinquent support, an opportunity for the individual to request and obtain a hearing before a court or circuit court commissioner as provided in sub. (3) and prompt reinstatement of the individual's license upon payment of the delinquent support or upon making satisfactory alternative payment arrangements.
49.857(2)(c)2. 2. The system shall provide for adequate notice to an individual who fails to comply with a subpoena or warrant, an opportunity for the individual to satisfy the requirements under the subpoena or warrant and prompt reinstatement of the individual's license upon satisfaction of the requirements under the subpoena or warrant.
49.857(2)(d) (d) Notwithstanding pars. (b) 3. c. and (c), under the system a license may not be restricted, limited, suspended, withheld, denied or refused granting, issuing, renewing or revalidating for a delinquency in support for more than 5 years, or for a failure to comply with a subpoena or warrant for more than 6 months.
49.857(3) (3)
49.857(3)(a)(a) Before the department certifies to a licensing authority or a licensing agency under the system established under sub. (2) that an individual is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of support, the department or a child support agency shall provide notice to the individual by regular mail. The notice shall inform the individual of all of the following:
49.857(3)(a)1. 1. That a certification of delinquency in paying support will be made to a licensing authority, a licensing agency or, with respect to a credential granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services.
49.857(3)(a)2. 2. When the certification under subd. 1. will occur.
49.857(3)(a)3. 3. That, upon certification, for a period of 5 years any license that the individual holds from any licensing agency or credentialing board, or from any licensing authority if the licensing authority agrees, will be restricted, limited, suspended or not renewed or revalidated, and any license for which the individual applies or has applied from any licensing agency or credentialing board, or from any licensing authority if the licensing authority agrees, will not be granted or issued. The notice shall inform the individual that he or she may be eligible for an occupational license under s. 343.10 if his or her operating privilege is suspended.
49.857(3)(a)4. 4. That the certification will not be made if the individual pays the delinquent amount in full or makes satisfactory alternative payment arrangements with the department or a child support agency. The notice shall inform the individual of how he or she may pay the delinquent amount or make satisfactory alternative payment arrangements.
49.857(3)(a)5. 5. That, within 20 business days after receiving the notice, the individual may request a hearing before the circuit court that rendered the order or judgment requiring the payments. The request shall be in writing and the individual shall mail or deliver a copy of the request to the child support agency.
49.857(3)(ac)1.1. If an individual timely requests a hearing under par. (a) 5., the court shall schedule a hearing within 10 business days after receiving the request. A circuit court commissioner may conduct the hearing. The only issues at the hearing shall be whether the individual is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of support and whether any alternative payment arrangement offered by the department or the county child support agency is reasonable.
49.857(3)(ac)2. 2. If at a hearing under subd. 1. the court or circuit court commissioner finds that the individual does not owe delinquent support, or if within 20 business days after receiving a notice under par. (a) the individual pays the delinquent amount in full or makes satisfactory alternative payment arrangements, the department may not place the individual's name on a certification list.
49.857(3)(ac)3. 3. If at a hearing under subd. 1. the court or circuit court commissioner makes a written determination that alternative payment arrangements proposed by the department or a child support agency are not reasonable, the court or circuit court commissioner may order for the individual an alternative payment arrangement. If the court or circuit court commissioner orders an alternative payment arrangement, the department may not place the individual's name on a certification list.
49.857(3)(am) (am) If an individual, after receiving notice under par. (a), does not timely request a hearing or pay the delinquent amount of support or make satisfactory alternative payment arrangements, the department shall place the individual's name on a certification list. Thereafter, the department or a child support agency shall provide a 2nd notice to the individual by regular mail that informs the individual of all of the following:
49.857(3)(am)1. 1. That the individual's name has been placed on a certification list, which will be provided to a licensing authority, a licensing agency or, with respect to a credential granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services.
49.857(3)(am)2. 2. When the certification will be made.
49.857(3)(am)3. 3. That, upon certification, for a period of 5 years any license that the individual holds from any licensing agency or credentialing board, or from any licensing authority if the licensing authority agrees, will be restricted, limited, suspended or not renewed or revalidated, and any license for which the individual applies or has applied from any licensing agency or credentialing board, or from any licensing authority if the licensing authority agrees, will not be granted or issued.
49.857(3)(am)4. 4. That the certification will not be made if the individual pays the delinquent amount in full or makes satisfactory alternative payment arrangements with the department or a child support agency. The notice shall inform the individual of how he or she may pay the delinquent amount or make satisfactory alternative payment arrangements.
49.857(3)(am)5. 5. That, within 20 business days after receiving the notice, the individual may request a hearing before the circuit court that rendered the order or judgment requiring the payments. The request shall be in writing and the individual shall mail or deliver a copy of the request to the child support agency.
49.857(3)(ar)1.1. If an individual timely requests a hearing under par. (am) 5., the court shall schedule a hearing within 10 business days after receiving the request. A circuit court commissioner may conduct the hearing. The only issues at the hearing shall be whether the individual is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of support and whether any alternative payment arrangement offered by the department or the county child support agency is reasonable.
49.857(3)(ar)2. 2. If at a hearing under subd. 1. the court or circuit court commissioner finds that the individual does not owe delinquent support, or if within 20 business days after receiving a notice under par. (am) the individual pays the delinquent amount in full or makes satisfactory alternative payment arrangements, the department shall remove the individual's name from the certification list.
49.857(3)(ar)3. 3. If at a hearing under subd. 1. the court or circuit court commissioner makes a written determination that alternative payment arrangements proposed by the department or a child support agency are not reasonable, the court or circuit court commissioner may order for the individual an alternative payment arrangement. If the court or circuit court commissioner orders an alternative payment arrangement, the department may not place the individual's name on a certification list.
49.857(3)(b) (b) Any subpoena or warrant shall include notice to the individual of the effect that a failure to comply with the subpoena or warrant may have on any license that the individual holds or for which the individual applies. If the individual fails to comply, before the department certifies to a licensing authority or a licensing agency under the system established under sub. (2) that an individual has failed to comply with a subpoena or warrant, the department or a child support agency shall provide notice to the individual by regular mail. The notice shall inform the individual of all of the following:
49.857(3)(b)1. 1. That a certification of the failure to comply with a subpoena or warrant will be made to a licensing authority, a licensing agency or, with respect to a credential granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services.
49.857(3)(b)2. 2. When the certification under subd. 1. will occur.
49.857(3)(b)3. 3. That, upon certification, for a period of 6 months any license that the individual holds from any licensing agency or credentialing board, or from any licensing authority if the licensing authority agrees, will be restricted, limited, suspended or not renewed or revalidated, and any license for which the individual applies or has applied from any licensing agency or credentialing board, or from any licensing authority if the licensing authority agrees, will not be granted or issued.
49.857(3)(b)4. 4. That certification will not be made if the individual satisfies the requirements under the subpoena or warrant. The notice shall inform the individual of how he or she may satisfy those requirements.
49.857(3)(bm) (bm) If an individual, after receiving notice under par. (b), does not satisfy the requirements under the subpoena or warrant, the department shall place the individual's name on a certification list.
49.857(3)(c) (c) If the department of children and families provides a certification list to a licensing authority, a licensing agency or, with respect to a credential granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services, upon receipt of the list the licensing authority if the licensing authority agrees, the licensing agency or, with respect to a credential granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services shall do all of the following:
49.857(3)(c)1. 1. In accordance with a memorandum of understanding entered into under sub. (2) (b), restrict, limit, suspend, withhold, deny, refuse to grant or issue or refuse to renew or revalidate a license if the individual holding or applying for the license is included on the list.
49.857(3)(c)2. 2. Provide notice to the individual by regular mail of the action taken under subd. 1.
49.857(3)(d)1.1. Subject to sub. (2) (d), if an individual who, on the basis of delinquent support, is denied a license or whose license, on the basis of delinquent support, is restricted, limited, suspended, or refused renewal or revalidation under a memorandum of understanding entered into under sub. (2) (b) pays the delinquent amount of support in full or makes satisfactory alternative payment arrangements, the department of children and families shall immediately notify the licensing authority or licensing agency to issue or reinstate the individual's license as provided in the memorandum of understanding. If the individual held or applied for a credential granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services shall, upon notice by the department of children and families, notify the credentialing board to grant or reinstate the individual's credential.
49.857(3)(d)2. 2. Subject to sub. (2) (d), if an individual who, on the basis of a failure to comply with a subpoena or warrant, is denied a license or whose license, on the basis of a failure to comply with a subpoena or warrant, is restricted, limited, suspended, or refused renewal or revalidation under a memorandum of understanding entered into under sub. (2) (b) satisfies the requirements under the subpoena or warrant, the department of children and families shall immediately notify the licensing authority or licensing agency to issue or reinstate the individual's license as provided in the memorandum of understanding. If the individual held or applied for a credential granted by a credentialing board, the department of safety and professional services shall, upon notice by the department of children and families, notify the credentialing board to grant or reinstate the individual's credential.
49.857(4) (4) Each licensing agency shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the department of children and families under sub. (2) (b) and shall cooperate with the department of children and families in its administration of s. 49.22. The department of safety and professional services shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the department of children and families on behalf of a credentialing board with respect to a credential granted by the credentialing board.
49.857(5) (5) The restriction, limitation, suspension, withholding or denial of, or the refusal to grant, issue, renew or revalidate, a license under a memorandum of understanding entered into under sub. (2) (b) is not subject to administrative review under ch. 227.
49.857 Annotation Administrative Enforcement: A New Tool to Collect Support Arrears. Hickey. Wis. Law. Dec. 1998.
49.858 49.858 General provisions related to administrative support enforcement.
49.858(1) (1) Definition. In this section:
49.858(1)(a) (a) "Department" means the department of children and families.
49.858(1)(b) (b) "Support" has the meaning given in s. 49.857 (1) (g).
49.858(2) (2)Rules. For the procedures under this subchapter for the administrative enforcement of support obligations, the department shall promulgate rules related to all of the following:
49.858(2)(a) (a) Establishing guidelines for appropriate payment plans or alternative payment arrangements for the payment by obligors of delinquent support.
49.858(2)(b) (b) Providing notice of administrative support enforcement proceedings to obligees of delinquent support. The department may provide that notice be given to the obligee of the delinquent support whenever an enforcement proceeding under this subchapter is initiated or that notice be provided only upon request.
49.858(2)(c) (c) Specifying the level of support that is overdue before an individual is considered to be delinquent in the payment of support for purposes of the administrative support enforcement proceedings under this subchapter. The rules shall provide that, for support that is payable on a periodic basis, an amount equal to at least 100% of the amount due in one month must be in arrears before the department may initiate any administrative support enforcement proceeding under this subchapter.
49.858(3) (3)Review of circuit court commissioner decisions. If a circuit court commissioner conducts a hearing in any administrative support enforcement proceeding under s. 49.852, 49.856 or 49.857, the department or the obligor may, within 15 business days after the date that the circuit court commissioner makes his or her decision, request review of the decision by the court with jurisdiction over the matter.
49.858 History History: 1997 a. 191; 2001 a. 61; 2007 a. 20.
49.858 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. DCF 152, Wis. adm. code.
49.86 49.86 Disbursement of funds and facsimile signatures.
49.86(1)(1) In this section:
49.86(1)(a) (a) "Department" means the department of children and families.
49.86(1)(b) (b) "Secretary" means the secretary of children and families.
49.86(2) (2) Withdrawal or disbursement of moneys deposited in a public depository, as defined in s. 34.01 (5), to the credit of the department or any of its divisions or agencies shall be by check, share draft, or other draft signed by the secretary or by one or more persons in the department designated by written authorization of the secretary. Such checks, share drafts, and other drafts shall be signed personally or by use of a mechanical device adopted by the secretary or his or her designees for affixing a facsimile signature. Any public depository shall be fully warranted and protected in making payment on any check, share draft, or other draft bearing such facsimile signature notwithstanding that the facsimile may have been placed thereon without the authority of the secretary or his or her designees.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)